The Vice-Chancellor's Blog

Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: September 2013

Last week’s visits

Last week, we received a visit from the principal of Edinburgh University, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea. He gave a talk entitled “In 2020 Online Delivery will Dominate Higher Education”. The following discussions about MOOCs and the future of education were very lively. Those of you who read the blog regularly know that the Vice-Chancellor’s Management […]

Semester start for the University Board

Today the Board of Uppsala University had its first meeting for the autumn. For some members this was their premier, and we want to extend them a special welcome.  The Board plays an important role at the University and in moving it forward. Its members are a mixture of external members from various societal sectors, […]

Talks with Vice-Chancellors at Rosenbad

Yesterday we vice-chancellors for the country’s higher education institutions gathered to discuss the budget bill with Minister of Education and Research Jan Björklund. The introductory remarks by Björklund made it clear that the “News value was limited” – and I have to agree. There was no news and no discussion of the budget bill being […]

Welcome new students!

Last week, we welcomed our new students here in Uppsala with welcome receptions in the auditorium, and today a welcome reception is held in Visby for our students at Campus Gotland. We hope you will feel at home both at the university and in your new hometown. And now, it is time for the semester […]